Managing committee of Makkah Masjid, Bathindi has thankedGovernor Satya Pal Malik, Red Cross, Army, Civil society and district administrationJammu for their co-operation in arranging food and accommodation for strandedpassengers in Jammu.
The management committee, in a statement, said they thedistrict administration approached them on February 12 and started divertingthe stranded passengers to the mosque.
The committee, it said, organized free langar and freeaccommodation to thousands of stranded passengers from Kashmir and otherdistricts of Jammu province due to frequent closure of highway and other roadscoupled with other law and order issues.
"Our drive was to serve the humanity during crisisirrespective of caste, creed, colour, region and religion. We have receivedtremendous support from all segments of society during these days, whichsuggests that the instinct of service of humanity can keep the flag of humanityalways high," said the statement.
It said the managing committee invited other social andreligious organizations of Jammu to form a broader platform to extend helpinghand to the suffering humanity in Jammu at any time in future, for which peopleof Jammu always remain united which they have exhibited in past and in recentcrisis and resolve to do the same in future to show the world that how aresponsible citizenry behaves during testing times.
"We all are humans first and members of any religion orethnic group at a subsequent stage. And if we can serve and save the humanitywe have served all and if we fail at such crucial times, our failure shall be areflection of our weakness despite of our inner strength, which shall be anunpardonable sin."
"The managing committee places on record its gratitude tothe Hon'ble Governor for his timely support through Red cross and districtadministration, Jammu."
The managing committee appreciated and expressed gratitudeto the Army for their continuous support and hopes that spirit shall remainforever, added the statement.
The managing committee also appreciated the role ofvolunteers involved in the service and those who supported the committee by anypossible means.
"The members place on record the role played by Policestation Trikuta nagar under the supervision of IGP Jammu, DIG Jammu-Kathuarange SSP, Jammu, SP South, SDPO narwal and SHO police station Trikuta Nagarduring these days," said the statement.